Park Students, Parents Explore Music Together

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Six students from Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School were participants in the Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association’s annual PEAK Music Festival. Students, their families and music teacher Megan Ashe attended the event on Oct. 26 at Northport High School.

Fourth graders Ingrid Dixon, Mackenzie Joyce, Fernando Mejia-Aguilar, Neveah Mitchell, Cayden Morselli and Kailyn Vaquerano joined their peers from across the county for a day of music learning experiences. Activities included world drumming, chorus, singing games, folk dancing, musical theater and ukulele.

Ms. Ashe said it was an exciting opportunity for students in that they were able to select workshops they wanted to attend and also could share the experience with their parents. Mackenzie said she had a great time playing music games and singing in a vocal group with her mother. Neveah really liked the workshop in which participants used wooden sticks called claves to create a song.

“I like going to the PEAK festival,” Neveah said, “because I got to meet new friends and talk with them about music.”